Last month we reported that T-Mobile will offer its own version of the budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 520 and the handset will go by the name Lumia 521. The news was confirmed by the carrier but the exact launch date remained a mystery. We expect the phone to be released soon, however, since it has been given the FCC approval. T-Mobile is already offering two Windows 8 smartphones for free on contract so there are chances that the low-end Lumia 521 will be offered for free too.
T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 – Overview
The Nokia Lumia 521 is a lower-end handset that features a 4-inch touch screen display with 800 x 480 resolution as well as a support for 850 / AWS / 1900 HSPA+ / UMTS frequencies and quad-band GSM / EDGE. Under the hood there is a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm processor with Adreno 305 crunching the graphics and 512 MB of RAM.
The Lumia 521 offers 8 GB of internal memory, microSD slot for storage expansion compatible with up to 64 GB cards, and a 5 megapixel rear camera. Other features include dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS navigation with A-GPS support, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1,430 mAh battery. Obviously, the Lumia 521 runs the latest version of Windows 8 platform for mobile devices.
Aside from the States, the smartphone will also be released soon in other parts of the world including such big markets as China and India.